PICROSS e8 due out Dec. 21st, 2017

The 8th game in the Picross e series!

The newest version of the series, withall the functions of previous titles!"

The 8th game in the Picross e series with over 500,000 downloads worldwide.

It retains all the functions of Picross e 7, with all new puzzles. Enjoy Picross in a comfortable play environment refined from all the previous series.

Picross is a "Picture Crossword Puzzle Game" where numbers act as hints to complete images.

The rules are simple and easy to grasp. Anyone can do it!

Categories: Media, Portables
Tags: 3ds, eshop


How about Picross S2 with micross?

This 100%. I just 100%ed every main puzzle in Picross S and was hoping for another entry in the fun S series, not the boring e series on a dead system. It would make sense if E8 was porting over Picross S puzzles for the 3DS userbase but I don't recall the particular puzzle in the image being in S...

Just a question, what makes you find the E series to be boring? The gameplay is exactly the same as S, just without the 2-player mode, but with the Micross puzzles in addition to Picross and Mega Picross.

The music for one drives me bonkers. Compared to S's theme (it also contains the awful E theme) it's really, really obnoxious. The other problem is that E1 at least didn't really get after you for making a mistake like Mario's Picross did, and I found that the E puzzles had a bad habit of being impossible to identify what object you're creating until the very end, while the fun of a lot of the puzzles in S, Pokemon, Zelda and Mario was using the image that was slowly being created to finish it yourself (if the numbers themselves weren't enough to help)

Personally when it comes to picross games on the 3DS, I find 3D Picross and Tappingo to be vastly superior to the e series.

While I agree that the music in the earlier E series games was rubbish, many of the later entries had music that I prefer to that of S. I definitely agree with your other points though.

Although nice to see a new title in the barren 3ds shop landscape, another 2d picross always makes me pine for more 3d picross goodness.

picross 3d round 2 was ridiculously polished and a far better experience than its DS counterpart so the 3d games also need more love.

and please put them on sale for once...

Ok, I'll talk with my uncle

If you're talking eShop, there's no inventory, so little incentive for sales. Remember there were never any WiiWare sales. So, if people enjoy high prices, let's all go all-digital! Yeah! eShop uber alles!

Tue Dec 19 17 02:48am
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If 1% of the above is true, I will tear my business degree to shreds. This is why steam, gog and even ubisoft are straight up giving games FOR FREE on their online platforms. They need to clear out inventory

FYI Uplay is giving out watch dogs, black flag (arguably the best AC game) and world in conflict free NOW.

fred duck
Tue Dec 19 17 08:54am
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You're trying to compare Nintendo's digital store to anyone else's?

Okay, when has Nintendo straight up given away games for free?

Out of all the titles on eShop, I can only name two instances of free Wii U games and neither were any good.

Check out prices for games on eShop. Here, I'll fire it up right now. Let's say you wanted to get Rayman Legends on Wii U. If you want to rent it on eShop, it'll run you $39.99. Want to buy it on disc? Used from $19 (cheaper if you're GS Elite Pro), new from $28. for Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, eShop = $29.99 and disc = $9 used, $9 new.

On the plus side, with eShop downloads, you get to supply your own storage medium and the game is tied to one console unless you phone Nintendo.

This is pretty standard. Get soaked on digital or get a nice, portable disc.

Of course, some things go on sale. However, if you compare say, Capcom's digital-only titles to titles with corresponding physical releases, you'll probably find the digital-only ones don't get as cheap on sale.

So, I believe you'd have to agree at least 1% of what I said is true. Sorry about the degree, man. Sad

Sales on physical items are generally to clear out inventory. $2 for Skylanders SuperChargers? That's not happening on digital. Why do digital things go on sale or free? A few different reasons, none of which are inventory-related. They might want to drum up traffic, generate goodwill, highlight some older titles or a particular series, developer, etc. Giving an older title in a series might spur interest in newer ones.

On the other hand, Nintendo itself does something weird. Instead of using old games to sell you new games, a lot of their recent releases feel like they're using new games to sell you old ones. o_o Eg, "Hey, New Super Mario Bros. Wii is garbage. Let's go rent Super Mario Bros. 3 instead."


Well, you updated while I was writing, so...a huge reason why ubisoft or ea would give out free games is to entice people to use their DRM platforms and say, "Gee, it's not that bad." This is similar to how some 3DS games have one or two tiny pieces of free DLC. They have you go through the trouble of setting up an account and then they can hawk things at you.

Tue Dec 19 17 09:07am
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So, I believe you'd have to agree at least 1% of what I said is true.

just because nintendo are behind the times and are not doing what the competition are doing, it does not make any of the above correct so I will have to keep my degree for now.

and FYI digital games get FAR DEEPER discounts BECAUSE there is no inventory. Think about it.

also nintendo ARE giving out free games...using gold coins from mynintendo.

You don't consider even 1% of my post true even when I cited two examples? Harsh, man. :P

nintendo are just not getting how steam, PSN and XBLA work. Shame really because coupled with the lack of achievements, they could have sold much much more. In addition to their pathetic strategy "we are going to shut down the wii eshop so feel free to hack your consoles now, the value of all of your games is ZERO"

nope sorry, not even 1%

Is that supposed to be a turd?

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